Encinitas: Chesterfield Drive to Santa Fe Drive Undercrossing Segment

The Encinitas segment of the Coastal Rail Trail will help improve biking and walking connections to several destinations in the Encinitas community, including local parks and businesses, beaches, and schools. The project will provide approximately 1.3 miles of a shared-use, separated path for walking and biking along the west side of Coast Highway 101 from Chesterfield Drive to the Santa Fe Drive undercrossing in the City of Encinitas. Community input has been a vital part of the planning process. Since 2013, the project has been presented at community group meetings, various City of Encinitas committee meetings, and Encinitas City Council as it progressed through preliminary engineering and early environmental stages. 

Project Update – April 2017

After years of planning and collaboration with Encinitas and Cardiff community members and the City of Encinitas, the Encinitas segment of the Coastal Rail Trail is nearing a key milestone. During its May 10-12, 2017, meeting, the California Coastal Commission will consider the project’s development application, known as a Notice of Impending Development (NOID). If the project is approved by the Coastal Commission, the project will enter the final design phase and staff will continue working to obtain approval under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Pending Coastal Commission and NEPA approvals, construction could begin in fall 2018.

This web page will be updated to include the exact date, time, and location of the Coastal Commission meeting when that information is available.

Project Manager

Chris Carterette, AICP
Active Transportation Planner
401 B Street, Suite 800
(619) 699-7319
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